Guide to Funeral Directors in Des Moines

Des Moines, the county seat of Polk County, is named after the Des Moines River, next to which it is located. It is the capital of Iowa and, with a population of 207,000, its biggest city.

There are nine funeral homes in Des Moines serving its residents, six of which are located within a five mile reach of the center. Some of the funeral homes in Des Moines may also include a crematorium on their premises.

Des Moines is well provided with cemeteries too, including Glendale Cemetery on University Avenue, Woodland Cemetery on Woodland Avenue, and Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery on Merle Hay Road.

Des Moines encompasses a diversity of places of worship counting among others: Saint Anthony Catholic Church on Indianola Road, Grace United Methodist Church on Cottage Grove Ave, and Temple B’Nai Jeshurun Synagogue on Grand Avenue.

In the state of Iowa a death certificate must be filed within three days with the registrar. It is a legal requirement that a loved one must be embalmed if death was caused by a communicable disease or if burial or refrigeration does not occur within three days of death. The scattering of ashes on private property is allowable with permission.

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